Writers Who Read #41

1 May 2022

Intimacies
by Katie Kitamura

“An intimacy that’s forced upon you is a form of violence.”
- Katie Kitamura

Author/Publisher Intent

Stylistic Choices

Structure, Pacing

Climax - what changed?

Scene sleuthing

Intimacies - Katie Kitamura

  • Marketing: Psychological Literary Fiction; Mystery, Thriller & Suspense Literary Fiction; Women's Psychological Fiction
  • Genre: Present-Day Archplot Longform
  • Print Pages: 238
  • Word count: 52,766; Avg. wds/sent.: 17.75
  • Reading Grade: 8-10 Lexical Density: 40.93
  • Flesch Reading Ease: 65.13

  • POV: Narrator; Person: 1st; Tense: Past

  • Publish date: July 10, 2021
  • Publisher: Riverhead
  • Sold By: Penguin / Random House
  • Audio book narr.: Traci Kato-Kiriyama (5:26)

  • Awards: National Bestseller; Longlisted for 2021 National Book Award; A Top Book of 2021: New York Times (top 10), Barack Obama (list), Washington Post, Vogue, Time, Oprah Daily, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Atlantic, Kirkus and Entertainment Weekly
  • About Katie Kitamura

  • Education
  • Undergrad: Princeton; PhD in American literature, London Consortium
  • Thesis: The Aesthetics of Vulgarity and the Modern American Novel (2004)

  • Writes for
  • The Guardian, The New York Times, and Wired
  • - Articles on mixed martial arts, film criticism and analysis, and art

  • 4 Novels
  • The Longshot, 2009
  • Gone to the Forest, 2013
  • A Separation, 2017
  • Intimacies, 2021

  • 1 Memoir
  • Japanese for Travellers: A Journey, 2006

Novel Countour Map

What is
Vulgarity?

Around the Table

Always refer back to the book

Favorite Sentence?

Writers Who Read: Coming Up

June 5: Crossroads - Jonathan Franzen (USA, 2021)
Summer Break
Start back up again on Sunday, September 4
Gary presenting at RMFW Conference Friday, September 9




Thanks to: Boulder Writers Alliance

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Happy
Sleuthing!